Thursday Folder

Thursday Folder

Thursday Folder 

Eagle Ridge Elementary

May 6, 2021

Student’s Medication Pick-up! 

Please plan to pick up your student’s medication at the end of the day on the last day of school. Any

medication left at school after the school year ends will be disposed of per CDPHE Rules and Regulations

Art Show Updates

Art Show now open on the district  website! There are two new awards this year! Make sure you vote for your fellow Eagles and support their hard work!

  • Kid’s Choice Award - DCSD students nominate their favorite piece.
  •   WOW Award - Anyone can nominate their favorite piece.·      

 Voting for both awards closes on Friday, May 8, at midnight. 

Use the QRL below to login to vote!

 

The stork is landing at Eagle Ridge!!!

We have 3 staff members expecting babies in the near future!

 Our Building Engineer of 5 years, Brian Cortez, is beyond excited to welcome a son on June 21st. It was so heartwarming to see him smile from ear to ear sharing the ultrasound photo. We know that pregnant mommies glow, but I think Brian has been glowing and walking on air since he shared his wonderful news!

Alicia Maddison is our wonderful Art teacher and is expecting her first baby, a girl, on July 8th! Alicia joined our Eagle Ridge family last August, and it has been so fun to watch her beautiful belly just grow over the last couple of months!  

Kristen Garzone, one of our very dear Affective Needs EA’s is expecting a new bundle of joy on October 5th. It is still a little early to know the gender of the baby, but she is anxious to find out when the time is right. Kristen has been working at Eagle Ridge for 3 years and is such a wonderful woman to have working with our students.  

We would love to “SHOWER” these wonderful new families with a diaper, baby wipes, and gift card celebration! If you would like to contribute to the shower, please bring items to the front door the week of May 10th through May 14th. We will divide all items equally among our three families. Since we can’t really gather for a shower, we want to do the next best thing by giving them the things that new parents need most, next to sleep;-)

 

The Foundation

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools will once again be hosting the annual Lend A Hand School Supply Drive. This will be the 11th year for this wonderful program that provides backpacks and school supplies to students and families in need in Douglas County.  

Registration is now open, and families may sign up and select their preferred pickup date/location. Please share the School Supply Request Form with your school families.

Drive-thru distributions will take place during the last week of July and first week of August to ensure students will have their supplies for the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

 

   

IMPORTANT DATES

May 10:  Virtual SAC Meeting

May 14:  Field Day

May 19:  Restaurant Night at Crumbl Cookie

May 25:  Last Day of School 

STAFF GIFT GIVING PROGRAM (SCRIPS)

Planning to give gift cards for Teacher Appreciation or End-of-Year gifts?  Instead of giving a brand specific gift card, you can designate an amount to each teacher/admin/faculty member you want to buy for and they can choose the gift card(s) they want!  To order, simply click on the link below, complete and return the attached order form to school or via email to the PTA.  Payments can be made check or electronically to pta4eagleridge@gmail.com via Zelle/GooglePay/PayPal.  Payments must be in increments of $1.00.  Order forms are due TODAY.  If you have questions, please contact Andra Stene at andrastene@comcast.net or via cell phone at 303-916-4261.  Order form: ERE Staff Gift Giving Form - Spring 2021.pdf 

1ST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS

School supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are on sale NOW through 1st Day School Supplies.  The PTA worked with ERE teachers and administrators to ensure the supply lists for each grade are up to date and complete.  To order, visit the website for 1st Day School Supplies, enter the school’s zip code (80124) and select Eagle Ridge, choose your student’s grade & gender, and follow the prompts to purchase.  www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com

EAGLE RIDGE YEARBOOK 

Did you forget to order your yearbook by the March 31st deadline?  It is not too late. You can still order a yearbook, you will just need to pay for the yearbook to be shipped to your house instead of benefiting from free shipping.  To purchase, please visit www.treering.com/validate, enter Eagle Ridge’s school passcode (101600054871999) and follow the prompts to complete your order.  Yearbooks cost $18.91 (plus shipping) and come with two free customizable pages.

EAGLE RIDGE SPIRIT ROCK

It has been wonderful to see all the colorful messages week after week.  To honor those with summer events or birthdays, the PTA has opened reservations for the Spirit Rock until July 31st.  If you are interested in renting the rock or would like more information on this exciting program, please visit our website at pta4eagleridge.org/spirit-rock.  Don’t forget to post pictures of your creations on social media using the hashtag #ererocks. 

Big thanks to our amazing Eagle Ridge Family for creating such a great Staff Appreciation Week! We sure love you all!

A Message From the Principal

Dear Eagle Ridge Families,

We wanted to take this opportunity to share our procedures for Lightning Dismissal. We will implement a lightning dismissal for dangerous weather such as lightning or large hail etc. Our number one priority is to keep kids safe by having them remain indoors, in their classrooms until a parent/emergency contact can pick them up, or until the dangerous weather passes. This includes all children riding district or private buses. In these circumstances, bus arrival at designated bus stops will be delayed based on when children were dismissed and buses left the school. Students will not be dismissed from the building without a parent or emergency contact until the dangerous weather has passed. Parents or emergency contacts are welcome to come to the building and sign their child out before the weather passes if desired. Due to COVID protocols, no parents will be allowed in the school building.  My staff will work as quickly as possible to have your child brought to once signed out.  It is important to remember to stay six feet apart while signing out and waiting to pick up.

Lightning dismissal is indicated on school grounds by signs placed at the entrance of the school and the sidewalk above the mobiles. In the future, you can also expect to receive a text/email/voice message (based on your preferences selected in Infinite Campus) letting you know of the change of dismissal protocol. Our number one priority is ensuring the well-being of our students, but we will send this message as close to calling a lightning dismissal as possible.

Thank you for your help and awareness of this change of dismissal due to dangerous weather.

Doug Humphreys

Principal

Eagle Ridge Elementary

(303)387-7075

Creating an Inclusive Community

Hello, DCSD parents and staff! Just wanted to invite you all to a Webinar coming up next week. The Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition will be hosting this webinar on how to have difficult conversations. The speaker is a best-selling author and, I have a feeling, will walk us through some uncomfortable situations that are necessary to connect and create an inclusive community.

May 5th, 6-7:30pm

You are invited to register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g3snIyfTy_KAI_jr4RA6z0ZAGzlZk3SXz6MsjjEWvWo/edit

Chicks at Eagle Ridge

https://youtu.be/n7lyO9zCZG4

FIELD DAY !!! 

Hello ERE Community, 

Last week we were given the green light to host a field day. We will be having field day Friday, May 14th. More information will come as we get closer to the date. While we are super excited to have field day, there are a couple of guidelines that we have to follow: 

  1. Unfortunately, no family members will be allowed on school premises (this includes outside and/or on the field) 

  2. Students and staff will have to wear their masks the entire time (including outside)  

Looking forward to another awesome field day!  

 Project Helping~

Kindfulness is a daily practice using volunteering, intentional acts of kindness, and gratitude to bring awareness to the impact you make on others and the positive mental state created by serving others. When you volunteer at @projecthelping, you make an impact, both on you and your community. Through volunteering, you actively invest in your community while reaping the mental wellness benefits of volunteering. Volunteering has immediate health benefits like improved mood and reduced stress. But did you know it also has long-term benefits? When you volunteer once a month for an average of three hours, there are long-term health benefits. At Project Helping they select the most impactful and engaging volunteer projects and then they make them incredibly easy to sign up for. The best part is that you will meet others that also may struggle and that’s when you realize you’re not alone!

www.projecthelping.org

info@projecthelping.org • (303) 551-0624 

The Aspen Effect~

The Aspen Effect builds resiliency in youth with a unique horse environment, a caring mentor team, and a strength-based approach. Programs include Mini Horse Leadership School, Healing Horse Connections, Goat Pen Life Training, and the Ranch Hand Leadership Academy. Just as there is currently a quiet crisis playing out in our US forests as huge numbers of trees succumb to drought, disease, insects, and wildfire, there is a growing youth crisis in Colorado. Colorado ranks 43rd out of all US states in combined metrics of suicide rate, mental health issues, death from drug overdoses. We also share a tragic history of mass shootings by marginalized people. For children and youth ages 11 and up.

The most wonderful thing about the Aspen Effect is that it’s FREE!! And you don’t even feel like it’s therapy!

Give them a try! @theaspeneffect

www.theaspeneffect.org

BrainCode Centers

The brain is the control center for every aspect of your life. Often, our brains aren't operating as efficiently or effectively as they should or could be. At Braincode Centers, they specialize in holistic mental health care that is personalized to your individual needs. Utilizing EEG brain mapping and neurofeedback therapy, they help patients recover from trauma or injury, manage symptoms of anxiety or ADHD, depression, alleviate pain or sleeplessness, and so much more by training the brain to restore and improve function. Their all-natural approach to mental health care helps optimize your brain's potential, allowing you to take back control of your life, achieve your goals, and become the best version of yourself.  Now I will say this is not an inexpensive form of therapy, but I highly recommend you visit their website and reach out to Angie Noack at 720-649-6376. She’s great and amazing at answering all your questions!  Truly amazing!  Also, please check out all the wonderful testimonials of patients that are doing great!  @nepesneurofeedback

www.BrainCodecenters.com Or email Angie at angie@braincodecenters.com

Movement counseling & Wellness~

At Movement Counseling & Wellness, they create personalized treatment plans for children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and other obstacles that impede everyday life. Their wide range of services, including individual and group counseling, animal-assisted therapy, acupuncture, personal training, and academic support, engages their clients in a holistic journey to recovery. They acknowledge that life stressors affect not only the mind but also the body; they encourage their clients to participate in movement-based techniques, whether in or out of session. Their collaborative, whole-body approach promotes health and well-being to guide their clients towards empowerment and positive transformation in all areas of their lives. @movementcounselingwellness

www.movement-counseling.com

303-876-7658